Three-Cheese Sauce

September 2010
Three-Cheese Sauce

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Before it was jarred, powdered, canned, condensedor squeezed from a nozzle, this versatile saucewas stirred up from scratch in, oh, less than10 minutes. Our simple recipe will transform youinto a cheese whiz in no time.

Makes: 1 servings

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cubed cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper.
Directions
  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stir 3 tablespoons flour into 3 tablespoons melted butter and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in 1 cup heavy cream until smooth, then whisk in 2 cups milk. Simmer gently until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in 2 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, 4 ounces cubed cream cheese and 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and a pinch ground cayenne pepper.
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